The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will negotiate a settlement agreement with terminated former Executive Director Luke Collins.
Putnam County Executive Randy Porter says he voted against the settlement, which isn’t to exceed 27-thousand-500-dollars:
“I felt like that we want UCHRA to move ahead and we want it to be a new day and get things fixed down there,” Porter says. “I just did not feel it was the right thing.”
Tennessee Tech assistant coach Justin Holmes will succeed Matt Bragga as the university’s head baseball coach.
Holmes says he understands the program he’s inheriting:
“This program stands on the shoulders of giants, people in this room – a guy that’s going to go to one of the most heralded programs in college baseball,” Holmes says. “That’s what we’re standing on. Let’s not just maintain the foundation boys. Let’s build on it.”
State and DeKalb County law enforcement agents conducted a raid at the home of a suspected drug dealer.
29 year old Travis Eric Patterson was arrested after authorities found methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, paraphernalia, weapons, and possible stolen property.
The Macon County Commission recently discussed plans to expand its justice center. The expansions are mandatory due to overcrowding at the facility.
The Commission heard from an architect who is currently helping with Clay County’s new jail and has worked with Putnam County.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have checkpoints set up in 6 Upper Cumberland Counties tonight.
They will be checking drivers in Putnam, Cumberland, Macon, Overton, Warren, and White Counties.
In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and intersection blockage, while increasing pedestrian safety, traffic engineers have instituted that the INBOUND right turns at intersections on the Courthouse Square are now restricted.
Currently displayed signage notes that right turns will not be allowed between the hours of 7 AM to 6 PM when a red traffic light is displayed. CPD Enforcement efforts will start with a friendly warning but may result in a fine of up to $163.75 for those who fail to heed the warning.
Cookeville, TN – The “Summer Splash 5K” will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m., near the Dogwood Park pavilion. Proceeds from the 5k will help local cancer patients with a variety of charitable needs. This unique race offers participants the opportunity to cool off along the course with misting and drenching stations making this one of the “coolest” races in the Upper Cumberland.
Misting stations offer a cool mist for racers to pass through, while optional drenching stations are manned by volunteers prepared with water-guns, hoses and buckets ready for a willing racer. Run or walk, participants will get wet during this 5k.
Presented by sponsor Roland Digital Media, the Summer Splash 5K will also include entertainment before and during the race at the Dogwood Park pavilion. The race will begin at 6:00 p.m. with on-site registration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music by “Heart and Soul”, even if they are not participating in the race.
“The Summer Splash 5k is a great family-friendly race, with options to run or walk. The Summer Splash is once again a participating race in the Run the Cumberland Medal Series,” said Ali Bagci, Race Chairman. “This year we also have options for runners to participate in honor or memory of a loved one, by running with special race-tag.”
Proceeds from the Summer Splash 5K will go toward the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation in honor and memory of Sarah Alice Bagci. The Cancer Fund provides charitable assistance to local cancer patients who struggle with necessities while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Early-bird registration for one runner is $25. Early-bird registration for a team of four is $80. Event details and registration information may be found at www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org/5k. For information by phone please call Ali Bagci at 931-783-5793.
The Presenting Sponsor is Roland Digital Media; drench station sponsors include Cumberland Imaging Associates and Lyfe Tea, Putnam County Volunteer Fire Department, Heart and Soul, and Putnam County Ambulance Service.
The Cookeville City Council will reconsider a tabled request to rezone nearly 7 acres on Boyd Farris Road tonight.
Councilman Dwight Henry:
“The council wanted to take a couple of weeks and do some due diligence and study that particular mater, and tonight there will be a motion to take that off the table and look at rezoning that particular property after we’ve had the chance to take a closer look at it,” Henry says.
The 2018 Smith County Fair is almost here.
It will be held July 2nd through 7th. The gates open at 4:30 each afternoon with the carnival opening at 5.
Findlay Elementary and other White County schools undergoing construction or maintenance are on schedule. That is according to the White County School Board.
Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger says Findlay is on schedule to be completed in time for the fall 2019 school year and seems to be running ahead of schedule.